Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hello, fall.

This past weekend marks the official end-of-summer-beginning-of-fall weekend for me, and so I wasn’t the least bit disappointed to see that the weekend brought fall weather with it.

We spent the past few days up north in the Muskokas at my parents new cottage. Which, I might add, is very quickly going to become my favourite place on earth, I believe.

My whole family was together – an event that becomes more and more rare as the years go by – and also one that I cherish more and more as the years go by. I celebrated my 25th birthday while we were up there and we also celebrated my brother-in-law’s 29th. There was fishing, boating, board game playing, eating, movie watching, and lounging. It was a wonderfully relaxing weekend – a great way to end off summer 2011.

We got home early this morning and Eva and I have been having a lazy day at home, doing laundry, playing and going for walks (bundled in a blanket, I might add). I’m actually quite excited to dig out the boots, sweaters, pashminas and blankets. Today I have a fall candle burning. The scent is called “Welcome Home” and it’s filling my kitchen with the delicious smell of autumn. Although I love summer and the fun that it brings with it, I always find myself ready for fall. I find it refreshing. It’s the best time of year around this home, for many different reasons.

I have a feeling summer hasn’t had it’s last hoorah, though. Something tells me we’ll see a few more scorchers. But for now, I’m cuddling up in a blanket with a hot chocolate and I’m welcoming fall.


Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful. It's also pretty cool here today. In fact I have the windows open and am slightly chilly! I hope fall is here to stay, but like you, I doubt it. Soon enough though right?

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

love love fall! A cottage in the muskoka's...so jealous! Enjoy the hot chocolate and the candles!

Brittany Ann said...

I am so jealous. It's still hot down here and will be (ungodly so, too) for at least another month:(

Erin said...

YAY! My windows are open for the 3rd day in a row after a record-breaking 60+ days this summer in triple digits.

Welcome home, indeed :)

Shelley said...

Yes! I am so ready for fall! But it doesn't cool off here until like Oct/Nov. :/

Cheryl said...

Hope you had a good Birthday! AND YES bring on FALL!!!


Erica said...

I've been burning my fall candle since Saturday! My FAVORITE is actually a cheapo called "Mulled Cider" from Wal-Mart. Soooo good.

And yes, I'm coming to that cottage someday. :)

Michelle said...

We got a dose of fall this past weekend and it is supposed to go through the rest of the week, but my husband says do you think the hot weather is gone for good and I thought the same thing, nope we will have a few more hot days in about a week or so, then that just might be the last hot spell. I baked a lot this past weekend because when the weather cools off I always get in that mood. Happy late birthday!